• Posted: 14th Jun 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors cricket round-up

After half term the second half of the season started:
Preston under 13 vrs Knebworth
On a glorious evening at Knebworth the ten players of Preston took on KPCC. Due to a school game we were a bit depleted and decided to field. Knebworth played positively and aided by some rather poor Preston fielding started to rack up the runs. Four batsman retired as Preston found the going tough as KPCC finished …

  • Posted: 14th Jun 2016
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Preston Whitewashed!

A bad day at the office for the club, despite strong availabilities. Sunday’s games were both rained off. Match reports for Saturday July 11th 2016.

Preston v Holtwhites Trinibis, SHCL Div2A

Preston won the toss and chose to bat first for the visit of Holtwhites Trinibis. Justin Powick (38) and James Stevens (18) grafted their way to an impressive opening partnership of 57 before Stevens lost his off stump to …

  • Posted: 31st May 2016
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Back to back tons for Greig Hearne as 3s lead the way

The Third XI were the sole success of the weekend, racking up 300 as Greig Hearne made another quickfire ton. Match reports for Sat 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016.

Preston 1st XI v Old Owens Div 2A

Old Owens made 208 for 7 in their 50 overs at Preston on Saturday, with the wickets being shared by the Preston bowlers. In response, Justin Powick made 64 and David Fleckney …

Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 4

Preston under 14 vrs Hatfleld Hyde
Preston took the field with 7 men as there were 4 no shows. A spirited display saw Ewen take 4-12 in his four overs, but the large gaps meant HH posted 135. In reply Guy top scored with 19 as the boys were all out for 46, with 3 LBWs.

Preston under 12 163/3 v Letchworth 86/4
Preston travelled the short distance to …

A weekend packed with Preston successes

Reports from a packed weekend 20/21/22 May 2016, starting with the T20 Cup on Friday night:

Preston v Eversholt, Viegli Bedfordshire T20 Competition 2016, Round 1

Preston’s first competitive 20 over match for many years (possibly since the final days of the Cricketer’s Cup and John Barker Cup in the 1990s, long before professional T20 & the IPL was invented) resulted in a fine win at Eversholt’s picturesque ground on …

Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 3

Preston under13 vrs St Albans
Cancelled Rain
Preston under 14 vrs Knebworth
Cancelled Rain

Preston under 10 vrs Old Albanians
OA 229/6 Preston 252/2
On a damp pitch and wet outfield the lads welcomed OA to the rec, and on winning the toss Jacob decided to bowl. The first over from Jacob finished with him taking an excellent caught and bowled. A maiden from Arham and another wicket for James …

3 wins out of 4 ain’t bad. Pity about Sunday.

Match reports for 14th/15th May 2016.

Preston 1st XI v Old Finchleians, SHCL Div 2A

Preston skipper David Fleckney won the toss and chose to make first use of the conditions at Old Finchleians. Openers Warren Hearne and Justin Powick dug in early, saw off the new ball and set a platform for a large total. Hearne was the first to go with the score at 71. Powick carried on, …

  • Posted: 10th May 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors Report: Week 2

Preston under13 vrs KPCC

KPCC 113/1 PCC 86/7

On bank holiday Monday and a overcast day at WGC, Olly won the task and elected to field.  Some steady opening bowling from Adam & Tom got some bounce out of the pitch but not enough to get a breakthrough, Olly chopped and changed the bowling to try and get a wicket.  A couple of half chances came and went but the boys …

Winning league starts for the 1sts and 3rds

Match reports for Saturday 7th May and Sunday 8th May, as Preston began their 2016 Saracens Herts League campaigns.
Preston 1st XI v Ickleford SHCL Div 2A
Preston took the derby spoils in the first of their two league encounters against Ickleford with an attritional win at home on Saturday.

Skipper David Fleckney won the toss and chose to set a target on a slow wicket. Preston started badly, losing in …

  • Posted: 3rd May 2016
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Catlin’s Juniors Cricket Report

Ashley Catlin brings us his first report of 2016 on the Juniors early season matches:

Report For the week beginning 24rd April 2016

Unlike last season which started in bright sunshine, this week’s start saw games played in darkness, bitter winds and some rain. Two games were called off due to the weather: the under 9s & 14s the unlucky teams.

Preston under 12 vrs Datchworth

Preston 97/1 Datchworth 67/5

Olly lost the toss and …